Lot n° 88
100000 - 150000
CHINE - XVIIIe siècle
CHINA - 18th century
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Important pair of Buddhist lions in white marble, seated roaring on bases decorated with volutes evoking plants.
The male, with his head turned to the left and slightly bent, places his left paw on a power ball decorated with knotted ribbons forming geometrical patterns. His mane is curled in round loops, topped by hemmed ears, the hair of his tail falls in undulation on his left hind leg. On his chest hangs a bell, held by a ribbon whose flaps fall on his shoulders and are elegantly tied on his back.
The female, with her head turned to the right, puts a powerful paw on her cub, which is turned on its back and plays with its claws. Her mane is curled in round curls, topped by small hemmed ears, the hair of her full tail falling on her hind leg. On his chest, a bell is held by a ribbon, decorated with tassels and whose sides are elegantly tied on his back, in a well defined knot.
The couple is wearing a fierce expression, fangs revealed, and stability, strongly camped on their legs. (Small holes, restorations).
Dim. male H. 105 L.48 P.62 cm
Dim female H. 105 L. 44 D.63 cm
A pair of Buddhist lions in the Metropolitan Museum, New York, accession no. 1979.457.2 and 1979.457.2
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